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fRANCES SICIMKR SCHOOL IN A I'll II., JUNE, OCTOBER, DECEMBKR. AND FEBRUARY 



Volume VIII Mount Carroll, Illinois, October, 1916 Number 3 



Faculty Committee 



iBnarii of Suitors 

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Mrs. W. P. McKee ( 

Gretciien Smith, College '17, Editor-in-Chief 
Catherine Sears, College '17 FRANCES Sutter, Academy '18 

, Brown, College '18 ROTH CA1 \cademy '19 

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An important meeting of the Trustees was held on September 24. 
Dean Nathaniel Butler of the University of Chicago was present, and 
accepted the position as President of the Board of Trustees. Routine 
business was transacted, and Mr. Butler was requested to make inquu 
as to the cost of a swimming pool, and the practicability of putting it 
in a building given to dormitory purposes. His report is awaited with 
much interest. 

cTI|p (®pe rung 

The school opened with the largest number of pupils since 191 1, when 
the work of the eighth grade was included in the curriculum. 

Thirty-nine courses are now being given, counting Piano, Voice, and 
Violin, 5 'teachers with 72 pupiJs, as three courses. Three courses in 
Mathematics have 49 pupils: four in History have 43; six in Engl 
have 99; four in Latin have 45; two in French have 39; ^rec in Ger- 
man have 31; six in Science have 60; two in Elocution have 17; four 
in Home Economics have 30; one in Stenography has 4; one in Art has 
8; and one in Harmony has 4. In addition, all the house pupils are in 



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the classes in Golf, Basket-Ball, or Tennis. Class work continues f f((In 
8:ioa.m. to 12:10P.M., and from 1:10P.M. to 5:00 p.m., and u l( . 
Elocution classes meet in the evening, as it was found impossible to get 
them into the schedule in the day time. 

The list of students registered is as follows: 

&lu&ruhi 131 0-1 T, firrjtfltrrrfc hi Nuwmbrr 1 

^ Allen, Lucfle May Oak p tr fe 

— AlliMui, Ruth Sidney 

Angell, Gladys Be Chark I .■. | ((Wa 

Ank, Marie Mow 

Auk, Ruth Mount C« 

"*Arnot, Helen Lucile - Jtddo,Mich, 

Arnamcicr. Mildred 1 

Auman,Gladv8 Mount Carroll 

~Hakcr, Willeoa C Sawyer, Mich 

— Hall, Kdith K. Oak Park 

Ballow, Electa Louise Davenport, Iowa 

Benney, Evangeline Palmer Bcloit. Wis. 

Benson* Julia Mount Carroll 

Bennett, Gladys 

Braginton, Jufla Elsie i . 

» Brewer, Gertrude Delavan Boteman, M 

\ Brewer, Helen Adele Bozcman,Mont, 

' Britton, Mildred Ch] 

Brown, Enid Colfax, Iowa 

Buckwaltcr, Ethel Mount* 

Burr, Marion Akron.OWo 

J Catron, Ruth . Ipava 

' Catt, Mildred Grace Llma.OMo 

• Chlverton, Ruth D 

Clark, Fannie L. Mount Carroll 

Clark, Helen Gcraldinc Mount Carroll 

*M\>fiey, Hazel Silver City,. \,M. 

*C>1: dma Silver City, \.M. 

Conner, Catherine Indianapolis, Ind. 

Coshnw, Bertha Leone Koscburr 

Coshow, Lenorc Dale Roseburg, Or 

Cowen, Hortcnsc Margaret Parson, lows 

Crocker, Joan P Ma 

Curric, Eleanor Elizabeth Duluth, Minn. 

!>.unbrnan, Gladys Mount Carroll 

Davenport, Ruth Norfolk 

Dcmmon, Alice Mount Carroll 

Derbyshire, Ella Newton, Iowa 

Dewey, Genevieve Spencer, lowi 

■.dU, Virginia Dubuque.Iowi 

Dynes, Madgi . . . Mount Carroll 

Dynes, Olga Mount Ci 

yEngelbrecnt, Florence Mount Carroll 

* 1'cnskc, Alma Chicago 

Feathentone, Louise Sioux City, 

burn,Mary Grand Island, Neb, 

Gallagher, Kunicc Tama, Iowa 

Garrison, Eunice K. Milwaukee. Wis, 

Gillogly, Edna Everetta Mount Carroll 

Griffith, Faith Grand Forks, N.D, 

Grossman, Helen Kathryn Champaign 

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j Cither, Ircnef^iSf Chicago 

J SImUu>D,CrcUje«i Chi 

v HamUton, Viola Jackson. Mi, „. 

HcOryiManO™ LIgonler, Ind. 

' Hcpncr, Cccile - L anark 

HoffroaniCapItoU Mount Carroll 

Hultog, Blfaabcth HiMQAn Bennington, Vt. 

K Hurlcy.Helcn Mou mi Carroll 

UurUy, Mildred Mount Carroll 

[albert, Hila t Bray.il, Ind. 

¥ j JbCTUnC Mount Carroll 

|/jcfff ey, ElottC Chesterton, Ind 

jdltcy, Genevieve Cedar Rapid*. Iowa 

Johnston, f-ula Mount C 

Hazel Mareh&lltown, Iowa. 

I by, Kmily Ellen Rock Island 

*$&, Vlv&n Conine - 

to. Helen Etoila Stod 

y, Bella Milwaukee, Wi,. 

k.Mary I-ouiac Bdoit, Wb. 

fth I. . DesMoincv 

/Lcttennan, Helen M Oak Park 

/ McClanahan. Wilhelmina 

.Isabel Mount Caj 

McLaughlin* Gladyi Mount CarroD 

Margaret Elizabeth Mount Carroll 

Marshall, Katherine < . . Chi 

lard, VU toria Nor. 

Mersbon, Dorothy Mount Carroll 

Mile*, Grace Mount Carroll 

Mile*, Elizabeth Mount Carroll 

Miller, Helen Edith Oak Park 

Viola D« I'crc, Wis. 

Blanche ^rroll 

Moore, Helen . noil 

Gretchen Wood*. 

Nyquist, Bertha J 

label Salt Uke< il 

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.Patch, Ellen Mount ( 

*Tatnoe, e Ti 

I .. Jeancltc Mary Mount Carroll 

Ruth Mount C. 

Hazel 

Van Horn Mount Ca 

jPratt, Mary Rebecca 

'Procknow, Bernicc Chicago 

4ildred Bi^svflta 

lUngsdorf, Marion Muskogee, Okla. 

^K- Battle' 

Rockwell, Ella Lucik Chicago 

Rosenberg, Beatrice kee,Wia, 

Ruhl, Margaret De»M 'owa 

lieker, Flop n ' 

Scars, Kathryn Mary Da*.- Ir > wa 

•'Seymour, Catherine Chicago 

Eunice E Waterloo, Iowa 

"Shelby, Edna N< ;nd. Ind. 

Sipcs, Dorothy Mount Carroll 

SMcr, Kuth firalyne Mount Cinoll 

Smith, Gretchen Dos Moines, Iowa 



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Smith, Pamclia Woods 

fipanogle, Kmily G *""< 

^Stellhorn. Ruth f. ; ; : ^: ir > -. Ohi,> 

Stephen, ll«b Ruth »»>«■ Wcy, .. 

Sturgeon, Rachel Jane • • ™ kc wood, I 

Suiter. Frances l >asa Ct " 

Suscmichl. Dolly < J «n«co 

Swift, Vivian „ . savanna 

Thistlewaite, Frances May ■ "eena, M,, nl . 

Tripp. Lucile * rce £ u "' • M " 1 '- 

Trip. I'auline "^^A 

/fturVton. Gertrude OakPufc 

Van Voorhecs, Margaret V nrism an 

Virgin, Vivian iU 1 ^ 1 

3 ^ Vincent, Kathenne Moliat 

Wales, Helen Marda Polo 

Wales, Virginia, 

Walleck, Virginia Mmn ° t f. Pa ' 

Weidman,RuthE Mount Carroll 

Wender.ClaraA ^!«go 

WevK Celeste „ • L ™?l$o 

White, Geraldine Garden Pr«S 

Womack, Klizabcth irtJkESfe 1 ? * 

ttyoScn. Dorothy May M.ch.gan City, ml. 

Worner.Ruby ; « ■ bajl J°* 

Total x 37 

STATES REPRESENTED 

Illinois 77 Montana 3 Oklahoma t 

'T ; .8 Nebraska 4 Oregon , 

Indiana 6 Ncw Mexico 2 Utah i 

Michigan." 6 North Dakota « XrS I 

Minnesota 3 Ohio 5 Wisconsin 6 

Mississippi * 

Frances Shimer School is proud of the large number of graduates- 
Junior College and Academic— who are attending college and university. 
The following list may not be complete: 

JFraurrn &htmrr ^tuurnta at 3mrtmrtumu tit ^igijcr learning 

(Academic Graduate or College girls with advanced standing. The latter arc 
marked*.) 

WELLESLEY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

Ruth Hastings *Laurel Gillogly 

„~. , »«« *Helene Bowcrsox 

SHORTER COLLEGE -Winifred IndlS 

Frances Schmidt Julia Brittain 

SMITH NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 

♦Jessie Thomas Ruth Baumc 

university or chicaco Dorothy Howell 

Elizabeth Kubinkam Margaret Middlekauff 

•Bertha Corbett Frances Montgomery 

Carolyn Green *l-ulu Arnold 

Agnes Prentice *Ruth Foster 

•Dell Henry Dorothea \\ ales 

•Hortense Mandl Dorothy Fargo 

•Ellen Phillips * Agnes Collins 



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JAUKS MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY 

Ruth Crocker 

WESTERN 

(label Hughes 

yiLWAUKEK-DOWNKR COLLEGE 

Irene Cirant 

I McDonald 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 

Dorothy Davics 
Gertrude Mungcr 

COLORADO COLLEGE 

Margery Graham 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

•Lois Lincbargcr 

BELOIT COLLEGE 

Dorothy Miles 

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

•Vivian Shumway 

CHICAGO KINDERGARTEN COLLEGE 

Catherine Morrasy 

DRAKE UNIVERSITY 

Marian Flint 
Mary Brigham 

KNOX COLLEGE 

Constance Sargent 
Evelyn Swanson 

FRANCES SHIMER JUNIOR COLLEGE 

Jcannettc Patterson 
Helen Moore 



GRINNELL COLLEGE 

•Margaret Manning 

LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY 

Vivian Lowrcy 

WESTERN MICHIGAN NORMAL 

Marie Melgaard 

STOUT INSTITUTE 

Catherine Creager 

ITY OF COLORADO 

Brenda White 

IOWA TEACHERS COLLEGE 

Ella Norris 
•Catherine Bcrkstresser 

EMERSON COLLEGE OF ORATORY 

Ruth HUdebrandt 

:TY OF MICU1CAX 

•Mary Overman 
•Dorothy Pierson 
•Carol Pierson 

IOWA STATE COLLEGE 

•Esther French 

UNIVERSITY OF ORE' 

Ekla Piatt 

CHICAGO MUSICAL COLLEGE 

Ruth Shannon 

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE 

Cbarmion Holbcrt 



ArrfBBtonfi In tl?r ttbranj 

The following are the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Rosenberger, 
Chicago: 

A New Dictionary of the French and English languages. Clifton & Grimaui. 
Encyclopaedic English-German Dictionary. Murct-Sanders. 2 vols. 
Inventions of the Idiot. John Kendrick Bangs. 
Great Englishmen of the Sixteenth Century. Sidney Lee. 
Vesper Talks to Girls- Knott. 
The Woman of Tact. W. Mackintosh Mackay. 
Christianity and the Social Crisis. Rauschenbusch. 
The French Revolution. Shatter Mathews. 
Aurora Leigh. Mrs. Browning. 
The Gospel and Modem Man. Shailer Mathews. 
Songs of the South. Clarke. 
Jesus Christ and the Social Question. Peabody. 
Pilgrim's Progress. Bunyan. 

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Instinct and Health. Woods Hutchinson. 

Questions Relating to Women. 1860-1908. Emily Davies. 

Studies in Pictures. Van Dyke. 

The Money Makers. Morley. 

The Heart and Blood Vessels: Their Care and Cure and the General Management 

of the Body. Hirschfield. 
The Four Faces, and Other Sermons. P. S. Henson. 
Home Life in Colonial Days. Earle. 

Country Sketches for City Travellers. Mrs. Willingham Rawnley. 
Home Life in Spain. S. L. Bcnsusan. 
A Southern Girl in f 6i. Mrs. Girand Wright. 
Marian Harland's Complete Etiquette. 
Donatella. Alfred Gotthold Meyer. 
Poetical Works. Mrs. Hemans. 
Dictionary of United Slates History. Jameson. 
American Masters of Sculpture. C. H. Cafiin. 
The Meaning of Prayer. Fosdick. 
The Art of Painting. Von Mach. 
Twenty Years at Hull House. Jane Addaras. 
1001 Tests. Wiley. 

The English Scene in the iSth CaUury. Roscoc. 
The Dawn of the 19th Century in England. John Ashton. 
Garden Making. Bailey. 
The Best of the World's Classics. Vol. I, Greece; Vol. II, Rome; Vols. III-VI, 

Great Britain and Ireland; Vol. VII-VUI, Continental Europe; Vols. 

IX-X, America. 

The following were presented to Hathaway Hall by Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward Le Pelley: 

Open Shutters. C. L. Burnham. Martha By-ihe-Day. T. M. Lippman. 

That Printer of Udell's. H. B. Wright. Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall. 
The Girl Philippa. R, W. Chambers. Charles Major. 

The Secoftd Mrs. Jim. Stephen R. Tembarom. F. H. Burnett. 

Conrad. Lavender and Old Lace. Myrtle Reed. 

Pollyanna. E. H. Porter. Thomas Carlyle. Chesterton & Wit 
Anne of Green Gables. L. M. Mont- liams. 

gomery. Thackeray. Chesteron & Melville. 
Allen and the Holy Flower. H. R. 

Haggard. 



T h E FRANCES SHIMER RECO R D 

&anrttfieb ftntt (Turtains 

"How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood, 
When fond recollection presents them to view." 

"Hyah, you chilluns, come hyah!" called "Bonya," and we dropped 
our sewing and fled clown stairs and out to the kitchen where Ebonia 
gat with a stick of luscious sugar-cane. 

"Oh, Bonya, what is it?" I pleaded. 

"Yeth, Bonya, what ith it?" Lois echoed. 

Between bites of the sugar-cane she answered us: 

"Baptism [bite] down't the [bite] bayou — " 

"Oh, Bonya/' we shrilled. "Can we go? What did Daddy say? 
Have you asked him?" 

"You-all'spa[bite]— " 

"Bonya!" I commanded, drawing myself up to my majestic height 
of three feet. "Stop eating that sugar-cane and tell us." 

"Well, now, Miss Frances-'Lizbeth, doan yo' get so 'pertinent wif 
me! Yo' pa done say you-all kin go" [delighted squeals from Lois] 
" provisioning you breshes yo' haiah an' puts on dresses." 

In dismay I looked down at my adored denim rompers. Dresses! 
I hated the very sound of the word. Brushing my mop of short curls 
was not bad, but a dress! 

"Now, Bonya," I wheedled. "Don't yo' 'sposc that if Dadsie 
could sec how sweet an' clean I looked he'd say, 'Junior yo' can go 

that way/" 

"No, I doan', Missy. Yoh jus' go an' put on yo' dress an' I'll 

come button you up. Hurry, now!" 

Thus admonished I reluctantly climbed the stairs, setting my foot 
down a little harder each step. The ever-echoing Lois followed me, her 
bare little toes making a little pat-pat noise I liked to hear. 

By the time we were ready the road was pretty well filled with 
carts and people. The moth-eaten hack containing the Rev'um Brown 
rattled tipsily past. His half-deaf old mother dozed on the seat beside 
him, waking once in a while to shout "Hey!" Her bonnet was a mar- 
velous creation of velvet and feathers that nodded back and forth on 
a head almost totally bald. After the hack, came a farm-wagon filled 
with negroes. Our wash-woman sat on a chair dressed in a quccrly 
familiar gown of white net, which appeared to be two pieces draped 
across her shoulders and tied at the waist. With the addition of my 
mother's last year's white shoes she was a perfect symphony, reminding 
me of nothing so much as of a white birthday cake with chocolate 

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frosting. After she had passed I suddenly realized that the pattern 
of the figures of the net dress corresponded exactly to the pattern 
our parlor curtains! 

Filled with vague thoughts about net curtains and birthday takes 
I reached the bayou, propelled there almost entirely by the force of 
Bonya's pulling power. When we arrived Bonya placed us in a fast 
decaying skiff on the edge of the bayou and went off to help get the 
wash-woman, Clorinda, ready for the moment of sanctification. When 
she came back I said sweetly: 

"Clorinda's got an awfully pretty dress, Bonya." 

"What you know 'bout that dress?" she shot out. 

"Oh, nuthin'; it's just pretty, that's all," I responded with the 

wisdom of eight years. 

Just then she was called away, so I escaped further inquiry, and in 
a moment the baptism began. Rev'um Brown waded to his waist in 
the muddy, sluggish waters of our beloved bayou Portage and began a 
long, sonorous prayer. At about the middle of it I dropped a stone I 
had been holding. From the corner of one eye he glared at me, and 
prayed for the salvation of "un'ligious childuns brung up in homes of 
crime and ignorance." He brought the prayer to a close and called 
the first man by name: 

"Samuel Parsons!" 

Samuel stepped uncertainly forth, guiltily conscious of his bor- 
rowed (stolen?) trousers and new coat. Perhaps, after all, "'ligion" 
and sanctification were not such desirable things as he had always 
imagined them to be. He ponderously stopped before the minister. 
(Sam'l was a large man, fatter than the Rev'um, and the pastor eyed 
him askance.) In a moment he was plunged under, and the Rev'um 

started to say: 

"Now all yo' sins is — " But "glub— sputter— bubble!" went 
Samuel, and he did not wait for sanctification, but fled for shore. The 
fact that he had interrupted the Rev'um did not seem to impress the 
assembled darkies, but with one accord they broke out into shouts: 

"Sam'l has sanctification! Glory be! Hallelujah! SamTs sanctified!" 

The next two people were negro men of our father's farm, and we 
paid but scant attention to them, preferring rather to watch the Rcv'um's 
mother dozing in the hack. A few stray flies settled comfortably on 
her bonnet and she woke once in a while to brush them off and say 
sleepily, "Hey?" 

There was a stir in the crowd as Clorinda came forth, and someone 
in the crowd began to sing. The others joined in. Lois and I piped up 

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a to the music of "Swing low, sweet chariot, comin* 
_m> rinrinda waded out. She was engulfed in U 



for to 



carry me 



gulfed in the muddy liquid 



I offato the darkies sang: "Swing low, sweet chariot I" 
11,1 The lace curtains presented a rather draggled and pale-cream color 

they emerged, and my thoughts turned once more to sanctified lace 
curtains, and I wondered what mother would say when she came home. 
Bu , m y train of thought was interrupted by the coming of Serene. 
Ronya who returned told me that Serene had had "hystericals" and 
"guttinly goin' to be a sanctified martyr!" As she waded into the 
bayou I thought with quickening pulse of how wonderful it would he 
if I could be a sanctified martyr, and wondered if Kcv'um Brown would 
rail tnc Ml "un'Iigious childun" if I had been ducked in the malarial 
bayou waters. 

Oh, but Serene was a beautiful martyr! She was in her element 
when the Revum caught her round the waist and thrust her under the 
water. Up she came screaming and shouting lustily and calling on the 
various saints to witness her sanctification. The uproar was intense, 
ryone was screaming and shouting. Such an unusually religious 
baptism had never been seen, even by any of the most experienced 
Deacons. Two of the men who had just received "'ligkra" rushed 
into the water and carried the hysterical woman out and placed her in 
the Kev'um's hack. In a few moments the gathering was broken up, 
and I followed Bonya home, unheeding her long and tiresome disserta- 
tion and thinking only of sanctified lace curtains. 

Frances-Elizabeth Sutter 



"(Emimstauy. QJijau Art a 3Jcw*r 

"Indeed, I just told you so! I knew the minute anything went 
on none of you children would stay at home one second. It's just, 
• Mother, may I go to this, that, or the other thing/ all the time! Well, 
I know the rest go, but do you have to do what the rest do? J think 
I should wish to do something original once in a while, and stay at 
home with my mother. Am I ever at home evenings? Well, I should 
say so! Why, indeed, I— Well, I didn't want to go to that committee 
meeting. And could I help that ? I'm sure when I belong to the Civics 
Club I ought to attend. You know perfectly well, Mrs. White called 
up and insisted on my coming over. You remember how I tried to 
off. As I was saying, just the minute the movies start giving special 
programs, and the basket-ball season comes along, you children tease 

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to go every evening. I ought to make each one of you sit down i n } \ u . 
library with me. Well, you know Mrs. McCarthy scarcely , I1!l; 

over, and when she does you can stay there. The other night— wh^ 
are you talking about? I only asked you to go upstairs, because 
Mrs. McCarthy wanted to talk about her private affairs! You hi 
us talking about Blacks? Indeed, you didn't! I only said, Mi 
had a new silk dress. Oh, there's Mrs. McCarthy, I'll bet. Run to the 
door, Esther. Come in, Mrs. McCarthy! I'm 80 glad you came over. 
Can you go to the movies? Well, yes, you may go tonight, but re- 
member, not another night this week!" 

Helen Moore 

At tl]p Bate' AtD 

''Here Martha, take my cloak and bonnet, and give me a chair. 
I'm just clear tuckered out, I've hurried thai fast," said Mrs. Hollow, 
settling herself in her chair for the aftcru gossip- "I had to put 

clean aprons on all of the children, and get supper for them and their 
father, besides getting myself ready to come here, all in half an hour. I 
wanted to get here before Clarissa did, because I had some news to tell 
you. You never could guess who she was out walking with last night." 

"I suppose it was Luther again," said little Mrs. Hall. "It makes 
me tired the way those two people carry on." 

- \'o, it wasn't Luther. I knew you couldn't guess. She was out 
on the street with the young preacher, as late as half-past eight. I 
heard, too, that they stood at her gate until a quarter of nine." 

The six people present looked their shocked surprise. 

11 And did you sec the new dress she has?" asked Mrs. Waters, eager 
to have a share in the conversation. "It certainly 'pears to me as if 
she was going to be married." 

•If you mean that black silk she wore last Sunday, that wasn't new. 
It was an old one that her aunt in the city had worn for three years. I 
saw a patch on the left sleeve, and the skirt was mended in several 
places." 

"Weil, you know that Clarissa has always said that she never would 
be married in any color but black." 

The door opened just then, and Clarissa entered the room. 

"0, my dear," said Mrs. Hall. "We have just been talking about 
these pieces for our new quilt, that Mrs. Hunt brought. Don't you 
think the colors will blend beautifully with those we already have?" 

Madge Dynes 



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"(On iflunnUgi)t lag" 

When I got on the train at Des Moines, I noticed four girls across 

the aisle who had three ukelelea with them. Almost immediately they 

id to play and eing. The first tunc, which I was able to recognize 

"On Moonlight Bay." At first it was rather enjoyable to hear the 

gfrfc thrumming the song on their instruments and singing, but when 

« e reached Madrid, the station where we were to change cars, the other 

were somewhat amused, to hear the song played once again, 

QUI in front of the station, in spite of the dampness and wind. After we 

again settled in the train bound for Mount Carroll, the young 

ladies from Des Moines, unconscious of the rest of the people in the car, 

ing up for "On Moonlight Bay." I began to wonder uneasily 

if these girls could possibly be coming to Frances Shimer. Fortunately 

for mv peace of mind, I learned soon afterward that they were to get off 

at Rockford- So, as I left the train at Mount Carroll and a familiar 

strain tloatcd through the window, I had a feeling of thanksgiving that 

I should not have to listen to the same song the rest of the year. 

Enid Brown 



itfrumj up Different 

"William, I wonder if you can help me?" I appealed to my man- 
of-all-work after having failed to receive satisfaction elsewhere. "We 
are going to have company next week and I want to find someone who 
will come in and cook/' 

"Yas'm, yas'm," stopping the process of scrubbing and lifting a 
soapy brush from the kitchen floor. 

"Of course there isn't room for the girl to stay here. She would 
just have to come by the day. And I wouldn't want her for more than 

a week." 

"Ah unda'stand; ma'am." 

"Do you know anyone who would fill those requirements?" 
"Does you'all want a colo'ed lady o' a white one?" 
"Why, William, it doesn't make any particular difference. 1 
he was colored and had proved very faithful I did not want to show any 
preference. "Just so the person can cook well and can be trusted." 

"Trusted! Oh laws, m'am! No ma'am, ah can't recommend no 
cook what can be trusted. No sir! You see it's just disaway. We 
was raised in de Soutli and down 'dere 'dey makes you work. Yas'm, 
we knows how to work; you've seen me cleaning yo' house? But we 



Since 



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ain't taught how to be honest. Now ah'll show you, ah might *ori 
fo' you-all fo' twenty years and neber see a thing ah wanted, and den 
ah might go to work fo' yo' sista, and de bery first day want something 
and ah'd take it." 

"Oh, William, surely not!" 

"Yas'm, dat's de way it arc ma'am. You can't trust Vni, .\h 
can find you-all a good cook, but dat's all ah can say. It say in fy 
Bible, 'Do not lie one to another'— pointing his finger toward me. 
And no lie was cber found in ma moufT, no ma'am. Ah's tellin' y 0u 
de trulT. We's just been brung up diffe'ent, das all, and you cant 
change 'em. Should ah try to find you-all a good cook?" 

•■ Why — ah — yes, of course, William, I will have to have somebody. 1 ' 

Lucilk Rockwell 
3ffran«o &l)im?r QJijtrtg $rura Ago 

I have been asked by one of the u 1916 Girls" of the Frances Shimcr 
School to write of my school days there, thirty years ago. 

It was in the fall of 1885 that two girls, Emma Hayward and Ella 
Jones of Hayward, Wisconsin, entered Mount Carroll Seminary. \\' c 
were a long way from home, and, like some of your present pupils, were 
very homesick. As soon as we became acquainted with our teachers 
and schoolmates, and accustomed to the regular routine of school life, 
the homesickness left us and we were busy, happy girls together- 
It was our privilege to know Miss Joy, the principal at that time. 
Her face has seemed like a sacred memory whenever I have thought of 
her. I have her photograph next to Mrs. Shimer's in my old-fashioned 
album, and they are prized like my own family pictures. I can 
see Miss Joy as she conducted our morning exercises, and not a girl left 
that room but wanted to do her best to please her. 

I think of Mrs. Shimer as we would see her driving in her phaeton— 
or receiving callers in the reception room. She seldom talked to the 
girls. The second semester when I worked in the dining-room I often 
saw Mrs. Shimer eating alone, at one of the long tables, with her large 
pet cat in a chair near her. 

Miss Varnum was my rhetoric teacher and she was a big older sister 
to all of us. I remember that Emma tore her dress the first day of 
school and Miss Varnum mended it for her. 

Our art teacher was Miss Franklin, a southern lady. To use one of 
her own expressions, "she was mighty fine!" (and one of the popular 
studies that year was Pharaoh's Horses; I took lessons in crayon). 

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One day, when I thought I was getting along fine, she looked at me and 
work and said, "Do you have woolly horses in the North? That's 
a mighty funny looking horse!" 

Professor and Mrs. Hazzen were connected with the school at that 

t* me and they were ideal teachers. Mrs. Hazzen tried to teach me 

i sing' At one of the rehearsals she stood by me while I tried to sing 

••We'd better bide a wee," but before the first verse was finished I 

became so stage-frightened I had to go to my room. 

I was in the Shakespeare class under Professor Hazzen. He drilled 
the girls when they presented Julius Caesar. Marie Hofer was Mark 
Antony and how proud Professor Hazzen was of her and of all the 
leading characters! 

Miss Myers was my piano teacher, and she was good and patient 
with me. I was a very fortunate girl, for my teachers were so good to 
me, and I loved them all. 

The pictures that stand out the clearest of that year at school are 
scenes of everyday life: the rising bell; hurrying for breakfast; morning 
exercises in Chapel; practice hour in the old music hall where all was 
bedlam; the noon hour when we could be out of doors in that grand 
old orchard; the study and recitation periods; the time for mail, with 
its home letters; the evening for study, reading, or writing; and the 
9:30 gong when lights must go out! 

It was a happy year— one of the best I have had in my life, that has 

been full of joys, with the added sorrows that everyone must experience. 

J am sending greetings to any of the old friends who may remember 

me, and my sincere wishes for the highest and noblest aims to all pupils 

of the Frances Shimer School. 

Mks. Ella Jones Randall 

Hinckley, Minn. 

IfranrtB &l|im£r in 1915 

What changes greet a student of twenty-five or thirty years ago, 
coming back, in 1916, to visit her Frances Shimer School of old! First 
of all, the building in which she lived and went to school is gone. There 
are new buildings-eight of them-and all modern. Then as she walks 
over the campus, she sees that she need not stop at the former bound- 
aries, but can go on and on, until she has reached the end of the rune- 
hole golf course. As she comes back, she sees things which she had 
not noticed before— tennis courts, in various place, out-of-door basket- 
ball grounds, a drinking-fountain, and the Dean's automobile standing 

in the driveway. 

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Perhaps the first building which she will enter upon her return from 
the golf links will be College Hall; and let it be remembered thai 
she attended Frances Shimer School no college course was offered. A. 
she goes through the hall, and sees the electric lights, the hot and cold 
water, and the steam-heating system, she recalls her own school days and 
the kerosene lamps, the old-fash ioned washstands, and the stoves. 

After leaving College Hall she goes to Hathaway, where she recog- 
nizes, in the gymnasium, equipment for the various kinds of athl( 
for which there was formerly no provision made. Next, she goes to 
West, where she sees that numerous smaller and more home-like tables 
have taken the place of the long ones of former days. 

She passes by Dearborn, for the time being, since the sounds issuing 
forth from the building would seem to suggest that the occupants are 
too busy for visitors, and she passes at once to Metcalf. What surprises 
are in store for her here! She finds everything for the girls 1 entertain- 
ment and convenience, from the Victrola and the Simplex moving-picture 
machine down to the pencil sharpeners. 

As she passes through the upper hall and sees something familiar 
in the pictures of Mrs. Shimer and Miss Gregory, and the school as it 
was in her school-days, she feels like someone suddenly transformed from 
the past to the present, and, for a moment, she feels a little strange and 
out of place. Yet there should be no vital reason for such an unpleasant 
experience of discomfort, since the one most important thing has not 
been changed at all. For, indeed, would the Frances Shimer School 
be in existence if it had not kept pace with the times in progress ? It 
has simply met the needs of twentieth-century girls who are the same 
today, in 1916, as they were thirty years ago. 

Enid Brown 



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ffljr Uttlar of ftrljool &jjlrlt 

I wonder if boarding-school girls realize the value of school spirit. 
The fact does not seem to be that they lack spirit, but that, for some 
unknown reason, the average boarding-school girl conceals it. And so 
|el us take it for granted that the average girl does not realize what an 
important thing it is. School spirit is one valuable asset which has 
made some of our large girls' schools, Wellesley, Vassar, and Smith, 
for example, so popular and so well-known. The school which shows 
energy VOA enthusiasm in scholastic work, in athletics, and in class 
affairs is the one which we all want to attend and to call our school. 

Now let us consider the value of this asset from another point of 
view. The girl as well as the school itself gains much benefit from 
school spirit. For it instils a loyalty and an enthusiasm in each girl 
which manifest themselves in everything that she undertakes in later 
life and undoubtedly it adds interest and happiness to her school life. 

Is it not a thing worth cultivating? And it is the girls alone who 
can cultivate it. The faculty cannot do it, the Board of Trustees cannot 
do it. It all lies within the power of the girls alone. True, the faculty 
or those interested in the welfare of the school may try to promote 
enthusiasm, but if it is forced, it is not genuine school spirit. What 
every school wants and needs is that fine, hearty loyalty, that impulsive 
enthusiasm, which puts life and vivacity into everything connected with 
the school. That is true school spirit. 

So come, let us put aside that indifference, that fear that someone 
will ridicule us, and show an interest in everything connected with 
F.S.S., because it is our school and we are proud of it! 

CUquffl 

We are likely to find numerous sets, or cliques, as they are called, in 
most groups of girls, and especially in a boarding school. Of course 
every girl has her own circle of intimate friends, but when girls are 
friendly with a certain few to the exclusion of others these sets are 
undesirable and often cause ill feeling. There is discord, manifesting 
itself, not only in the general lack of interest in the school events, but 
also in the clique itself. 

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What causes these cliques? They are formed usually by girls who 
are narrow and self-centered in their interests. A girl who is inten 
in various things and in people, and who is broad-minded, will not allow 
herself to follow one line of thought, and consequently she will & 
allow herself to become a member of a clique. Shi* is an all-around girl 
who even though she may not be brilliant, is a friend to all alike. 

Eurnte 

tEijf 9b*b of Cltrraturr 

On September 26 Dr. Nathaniel Butler, of the University of Chicago, 
spoke to the School, on "The Uses of Literature." Following a brief 
general discussion of the purpose and worth of education, Dr. Butler 
spoke more particularly on the various uses of literature in life, dis- 
criminating between the literature that gives mere momentary pleasure 
and the greater works that inspire the reader to nobler thought and 
action. 

Srrtlal 

On Sunday, October 15, Miss Schuster, of the Department of Music, 
gave an organ recital in the First Baptist Church. The auditorium was 
filled with students and friends of the school. The following program 



was given: 



Concert — Overture in C Minor Bollins 

"The Tragedy of a Tin Soldier" (new) Gordon Batch A 

Characteristic Suite for the Organ 

1. The Return from the War. 

2. His Jealousy. 

3. His Farewell Serenade. 

4. The Tin Soldier Funeral March. 

This Suite in miniature exploits an unexplored field of organ music: the 
humorous. The humor, however, is suggestive rather than descriptive, thus 
conforming to the best ideals of the programmatic art. With steady, inflexible 
rhythm is pictured the little soldier's return from the war, his heart beating high 
with love, which turns to bitterest jealousy as he finds his rival usurping his 
place. "All the joys of spring turned to gray," he sings his farewell serenade 
and dies. His death march as a fitting finale uses part of the thematic material 
of the first number, but in the grief-laden minor development which brings this 
tragic talc to a fantastic finish. (Publisher's Note.) 

Caprice Kiiukr 

A Memory Slebbins 

Toccata in G .- Dubois 

From the Italian tocarrc meaning to touch, to play. A purely instrumental 
form dating from the sixteenth century. In its modern form it is generally 
constructed out of nimble figure which is kept up throughout. 

In Springtime Kinder 

Spring Song Mendelssohn 

Andante Cantabilc Tschaikowski 

From the String Quarter, Op. 11 
Pomp and Circumstance (Military March) Elgar 

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&imbay turning Hfoprr femiurrti 

September 17. Dean McKee talked on "The Meaning of Edu- 
( a tion." Miss Richcy sang, "Hold Thou My Hand/' by Briggs. 

September 24. Mrs. McKee spoke on the national work of the 
Young Women's Christian Association. Miss Mary Fishburn plaved 

SliulH-rlV'.Minuel." 

October 1. Miss Morrison gave a talk on the life of Mrs. Shimer. 
October 8. Dean McKee spoke on "Means and Methods of Edu- 
cation." Miss Richcy sang, "Spirit of God," by Ncidlinger. 

frjirciul (Cljaprl £xrrrinris 

September 21. Miss Mary Fishburn played, "Gavotte and 
Musette," by Dreyschock. 

September 29. Miss Helen Grossman sang, "Dutch Lullaby," by 
Spross. Miss Mary Fishburn was the accompanist. 

October 5. Miss Corbctt, student secretary of the Y.W.C.A., 
spoke on "Planning a Year." 

October 6. Sophomore College class gave a short study of edi- 
torials. 

October 10. A selection from "U Trovatore"— "The Anvil Chorus" 
was played on the Victrola. 

October 13. Geraldine White read "Helping Things Along," by 
Brete Harte. 

iUotimt Ptrtums 

The school has very much enjoyed the Simplex motion-picture 
machine which was last year added to the equipment as a means of 
filling the recreation time with interesting and wholesome entertain- 
ment. The service of the Famous Players Film Company is used, 
and so far the following Paramount Pictures have been shown: 

September 15. Mary Pickford in Mistress Nell. 

September 23. W. H. Crane in David Ilarutn. 

September 29. Mary Pickford in Rags. 

October 7. John Barrymore in The Incorrigible Dukant. 

October 14. Marguerite Clark in Wild/lower. 

Btrtlitotg Partes 

One of the time-honored customs at Frances Shimer is the celebra- 
tion of birthdays by cakes with candles. Already this fall several tables 
have had such cakes, and the entrance of one into the dining-room is a 
time of breathless expectancy, until all see before whom the cake u 
placed. When the time has come for serving dessert, the waitress bears 
in the cake, with all the candles lighted, and places it in front of the 
honored person. Then the whole dining-room extends its greeting by 

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clapping hands and a birthday sons, and afterward, while all watch and 
count the number of breaths required, the candles arc blown out, U lr 
cake is cut, and the table has high festival at the unwonted addition to 
the meal. Sometimes when two or more birthdays at the same table 
come very close together, the celebration takes the form of a joint 
feast held in a pupil's or a teacher's room, and then great is the specula- 
tion as to just how the cake looks and whether it was a devil's food with 
marshmallow filling or not, and whether there will be one crumb left for 
the special friends who are waiting outside. But however the cele- 
bration is held, there is always plenty of fun and frolic at our birthdays, 
nd no one escapes, unless she chou < to keep entirely to herself the fact 
that it is her natal day. 

Ptatfoa 

Hurrah for picnics at F.S.S. 

Thai school which by all is loved the best! 

\\ hen shall we ever forget the cave, 

That place where we all have been so brave? 

When will Point Rock from our fond thoughts fly, 

And the Waukarusha from our memories die — 

Those big fat weenies and pickles so good— 

Or that fine hot coffee from the blazing wood— 

Those toasted marshmallows over which we vie? 

Yet best of all are Katie's pies! 

You may have been to only one, 

Y'ou may have been to only two; 

That isn't enough to satisfy me. 

Is it enough to satisfy you ? 

<Hp HUicf a SlUjn Jlarttt aitH tip $.:HJ.<tt.A. (Horn Suaat 

Dear Missis Editor: 

Muchness of nothings have happened since I telled you of my 
troubles last time. I have arrived with much equilibrium at selected 
place of knowledge for young-ladylike persons. I propel myself here- 
wards for to receive what you call educational, but I find so much is doing 
socially it are difficulty to supply myself to study. * 

First I tell you concerning party consisting of muchness of dancing 
donated by Honorable Missis Deaness and Honorable Miss Morrisson. 
Both of them ladies knows immense lots relating to girls' hunger and they 
make provisions of ice-cream with wafers. They permission young-lady- 
like persons attending this Institution to gambol with much hopping and 
sliding in dances. There are music supplied by geniused misses and 
many crowds of persons trying to guess name-plates which they are 

each other decorated by. 

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There was one more other socibclness to which I attended. That 
were a Roast for Corn-cars. The Most Worthy Associate of Y.W.C.A. 
rive free lunch-supper for hungered persons on the Honorable Campus, 
close to the hall where much infortunate peoples fill themselves with 
ftU gUSl learning, called Science. There were singing with voices and 

: who are hunting for college educates played much sport of "Ring- 

around-a-rosy, M by fire. Poor corn ears was cremationed in Honorable 

and muchness of Marshmallows were partakened of by all, including 

cookies and doughnuts and salt. I helped myself to good deal of a plenty 

and retired backwards feeling full. 

Hoping you arc the same, 

J am yours internally, 

OWAYA KASAIKA 

<£[<xbb Notra 

JFrmfjttian (CnlUgr 

Friday, October 6, a meeting of the Freshmen College girls was 

held for the purpose of organizing the class of *x8. Miss Stars took 

charge of the meeting and the large class containing 36 members elected 

Mildred Catt, president; Lucile Rockwell, vice-president; Victoria 

Maylard, secretary, and Crete Hamilton, treasurer. A counselor has not 

yet been chosen. 

BtnXor 

The Senior class has organized and elected the following oil 
president, Genevieve Jeffries; secretary', Marian Burr; treasurer, Ruby 
Worner; class counselor, Miss Knappcnbcrger. 

Juntnr 
The Academy Juniors organized with fourteen members. 
Bragg was chosen counselor. Hazel Coffey and Gertrude Thurston were 
elected president and secretary-treasurer respectively. 

The class has elected the following officers: president, Mildred 
Rankin; treasurer, Margaret McKce; counselor, Miss Hastings. 

On September 25, Miss Ruth Hastings, '14, who was \ her 

sister at the School, entertained the class at a picnic in Point Rock V 

Jfrrfilfinan Notfu 
On September 27, the class organized and elected the following 

officers: president, Thclma Coffey; secretary, Mary Louise Leek; 

treasurer, Hortense Cowan- 
Miss Brown was unanimously elected counselor. 

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E. S.: Mrs. C, I should like to engage a room for my parents 
during Commencement. 

Mrs, C\: How many will there be? 

oSlrunluyn from tljr ftrmrntfr Exams 

A German I student translates "Das Wandern ist das griisstc 
Vergniigen der Deuwhcn," "The wanderer is the greatest occupation of 
the Germans. The student seems to have a high opinion of German 
industry. 

In the Caesar examination the best student accounted for the use 
of the subjunctive in a certain example on the ground that the verb was 
in an "insubordinate clause in indirect discourse." The other members 
of the class maintained a discreet silence upon the subject. 

No doubt the examiners will be pleased to read the account of 
Ucnery the Eighth. 

R. II. told us why she would like to go to the theater in Paris. She 
wrote: "Tous les actcurs sont beaux" (all the actors are handsome). 

Faith G. tells us that hair is in the vegetable kingdom. 



A young gentleman visiting the F.S.S. campus: "But how can you 
have horseback riding here? I should think it would cut up the 
campus: "' 

Wanted, Quick! A competent Ukalele instructor — or a bonfire! 
Florence E.: u A carrot is a biennial because it dies every two years." 
Heard in Vergil Class: "Aeneas came up in seven ships." "Three 

deer, wandering about the plain with branching altars." "Jupiter 

smiled with his face." 

Nov Girl: " Please will you tell me, what time is vapors ? " [vespers]. 

"Good-morning. Have you used Pear's soap?" 

"No. I'm not rooming with Pear anymore." — Exchange. 

Do it now. Today will be yesterday tomorrow. 



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New Girl: "Do we have to go to housekeeping on Monday morn- 
ings?" 

One of Mount Carroll's jewelry stores has been having an auction 

sale. Apparently the auctioneer is a clever man. He was heard to say: 
«j U scd to be on the stage— I drove it!" 

At Miss Smith's table they played "ghost/' and one girl started a 
W ord with X. Upon being challenged she said she was thinking of 
Christmas. 

Reporter: "Shall I merely say that the man was killed by a 

folding bed?" 

Editor: "Say he was gathered into the fold." 

Do %ou Unom ijrr? 

I. She doesn't like rouge and she doesn't like noise, 
She doesn't like girls to entertain boys; 
\Vc mustn't whistle, we mustn't yell, 
Especially after the nine-thirty bell. 
She does not like "specials" or a toothbrush drill, 
But she does love promptness and all kinds of skill. 

II. There is a young girl from Minn. 
Who is not exceedingly thin, 
She has blue eyes, 
And oftentimes cries, 
Except when she stops to grin. 

III. She sings and she sighs, 
And she uses her eyes, 
This maiden so fair 
Who skins back her hair. 

ExrfjamjfB 

The May number of the Pharetra is one of the best we have received 
this year. It is exceptionally well balanced with its stories and more 
serious articles. The poetry is unusually good, especially "Lilies." 

The article " Decorating the Student's Room " in the May number of 
the Young Eagle is one that many students would do well to read and 
follow. 

Lake Erie Record.— You are a new visitor but welcome. The story 
"Shamar, the Israelite Maiden" is very well done. Have you no 
exchange department? 

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Ferry Hall Almanack. — Your paper is very well written and st M , 
careful preparation. The article, "Why I Want to Go to Coll, 
noteworthy. 

The Quill. — We are glad to have you on our list of exchanges. Wo la 
it not make your paper better balanced if you devoted more space 
school activities instead of so much to the literary departmen: 

Shamokin High School Review. — You, too, are a new arrival amon 
our exchanges, but we enjoy your breezy little paper. 

The Western Oxford.— Yours is one of the best and most interesting 
magazines we receive, but we have our grievance against you, namely 
that you spell our name incorrectly. It is the Frances Shinier Recor'J 
and it comes from Mt. Carroll, 111., not Mt. Carmel as you have it. 

We acknowledge with thanks the following exchanges: The Ogoutt 
Mosaic, The Picket, The College Greetings, The College Breezes, The 
Tradesman, Illinois Weslcyan Argus, TheJabberwock, Maroon and White 
The Tabula. 

What has detained the Midway? We miss it greatly from our 
Exchange table. 

GJljr &rattrrrb 3Famihj 

Hazel Leighty '13-14 will teach this year. 

The present address of Mary Baldwin is R.R. 5, Lawrence, Kan. 
Hazel Rollins 'n spent a part of the summer in Mackinac Island. 
Madeleine Sloane, College '15, is teaching fourth grade at Kcithsburg, 

Dell Henry '16 attended the summer session of the University of 
Chicago. 

Mrs. Dora Knight Harris has moved to 1857 Lamont St., Washing- 
ton, D.C. * 

Miss Alice Rauch, here First Semester '15, is now living at Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 

Charlotte Rice, College '14, returns to her school at Delavan for 
another year. 

We extend our sympathy to Esther Pischke 9 x$-'x6 t whose father 
died on June 25. 

Mrs. Lillian Whitmore Stillions 'n is now living at No. 421 Lelfair 
St., Augusta, Ga. 

Harriet Melrose '09, is taking a course in Public School Music at 
Milwaukee Normal. 

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Miss Ellen Marie Fculing *o8 writes from her home at 249 Highland 
Avenue, Trenton, N.J. 

Helen Geiseman f X2 9 Shannon, HI., writes of her interest in the 
Record in a recent letter. 

Miss Evelyn Nelson, here First Semester '15, is doing secretarial 
work in Minneapolis, Minn. 

The engagement of Gladys Weld 'ix-'iz, of Fort Atkinson, Wis. to 
John W. Roberts, is announced. 

Charlotte Rice, College 'is, has returned to her work as instructor 
in the high school at Delavan, 111. 

The new address of Louellyn Rogers Shackelton '03 is 130 South 
Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park, 111. 

Ruth Anderson '12 is studying in Bradley Polytechnic in Peoria. 
Her address is 1408 Columbine Terrace. 

Beulah Bondy '01-02 received the degree of M.O. from Valparaiso 
University at the June Commencement. 

Miss Dorothy Heincman 'i2-'i3 plans to complete her work in music 
this summer at the University of Valparaiso. 

Miss Clara Ackerman '03, Morrison, 111., speaks of her pleasure 
in reading the F.S.S. Catalogue in a recent letter. 

Blanche Day, who was in Frances Shinier in 1911-12, is now taking 
a course in nursing at the Evanston (111.) Hospital. 

Mrs. M. W. Stanley, n6e Faye Fleming, is living in Des Moines. 
She has a son John Fleming, about eight months old. 

The March number of Missions contains an article by Susanne 
Wcddell '03, entitled "The Story of a Hindu Girlhood." 

Julia Brittain, Junior College '12, was forced to defer entering the 
University of Wisconsin in February, on account of ill health. 

A letter from Kathryn Brewer, here in 1914-15, now attending 
Akeley Hall at Grand Haven, Mich., was received recently. 

Nellie Rice, College 'i2-'i4, is teaching near Hanover, III. She 
plans returning to Frances Shimer next year to complete her course. 

Elizabeth Darnell, College '15, had classes in Expression and Physical 
Culture during the summer at her home in Waynetown, Ind. 

Miss Marie and Nona Hakes' present address is 1127 Columbia 
Avenue, Chicago. Nona got her degree from Northwestern in June. 

Among the Commencement visitors at the School was Mrs- Mabel 
Richardson Knapp '90, of Rockford, 111.— her first visit since graduation. 

Helen Coburn Howell '03, of Worland, Wyo., attended a family 
reunion at her oldliomc in Iowa this summer. She has three children. 

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The correct address of Miss J. Marie Melgaard '15. who i 1 attend^ 
the Michigan Suite Normal at Kalamazoo, Is %t% Allen Boulo 

Kalamazoo. 

Miss Hausen expresses her pleasure in the picture of John Ki, 

Harris and gives a toast to his being a great composer or teachi 
Frances Shimer. 

Hester and Alida Eopps 'io, spent mos( of last winter traveling [j, 
the West. After they relumed, Ellen Melendy '10 visited them at 

their home in La Mottle. 

Mrs. Laura Preston Williams acknowledged receipt of our new 
Catalogue with much enthusiasm and promises to be with us next year 
at Commencement time. 

Margaret Fisher Turman '87 writes from her home in Terre Haute 

Ind.| of her interest in the Record, especially when it contains news of 
girls whom she knew in school. 

rtha White '14 writes of a pleasant and Interesting year spent 
in teat hing in Tyrone, New Mexico; and inquires aboul M Reunion Day/ 1 

and hopes to hear some F.S.S. news. 

Myrtle Stevens Bennett '8o is president and treasurer of the Wilson 
and Bennett Manufacturing Co., Chicago. The firm makes oil, gasoline, 
and varnish tanks, and underground gasoline systems. 

We have received a program of a Graduation Piano Recital by 
Marian Irene Driscoll, pupil of Miss Edna Smith V;8, Runnells School of 

Music, given before the Peoria Woman's Club, on June 24. 

Anna Reese '06, formerly manager of the Milling Wheat Depart- 
ment of the J. J. Badenoch Co., announces the opening of the office of 
the Reese Grain Company at 301 Postal Telegraph Building, Chicago. 

Adele Randall Lawton '94 resides in Olympia, Washington. For 
many years she has been a successful teacher of French and German, and 
for a" time conducted a flourishing French school. She has one daughter, 
Jane. 

Nine Frances Shimer girls, among them Julia Cargill, College '16, 
Marguerite Kinnick, College '15-16, and Marie Jolly Taylor, College 
'i5-'i6 T had a house party in August at the home of Ethel Swanson, 
College f i5-'x6. 

Ann B. Grimes, College '12, is assistant director of the Publicity 
Department of the Americanization Committee with headquarters in 
New York City. The purpose of the organization is the union of the 
many people of the country into one nation. 

Glee Hastings '12, who graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors at 
Wellesley in June, 1916, is teaching at Frances Shimer. Her Bi 
Ruth '14 visited her at Mount Carroll for a few days in September, 
before returning to Wellesley for another year. 

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| ( , innr Boyd '09 spent the curly part of the summer in the northern 
Michigan woods. She is to l>e busy with concerts this year, and is com- 

DletiDg several new worl .lion. She is associated for the 

f [9x6 17 v/itl1 thc Lyceum Arts Conservatory in Chicago. 

Mis:. Julia B. Hickman '12 writes of attending a lecture by Dean 
Shailer Mathews a1 the Southern Teachers' A ociation, and men- 
tioned that Dean Mathews gave the same address he gave here last 
winter. Mr- Hickman has proved an enthusiastic booster of F.S.S, 

Miss Ellen M. Mclendy 'io, Thomson, 111., writes a most interesting 
letter telling of her plan to attend Commencement with Mrs. Jason 
Paul.' She tells of a recent visit with Mrs. Maud TUtOD Vogd and 
family and of a letter from Alida HoppS describing her trip to California. 

Rev. Wm. j. Peacock, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Mount Carroll, and recently of La Crosse, Wi u t has resigned that pastor- 
ate to become student pa-tor at the (.'diversity of Minnesota, in con- 
, v. it h 1 lie Olivet Baptist Church of which Mr. McKec was pastor. 

A letter from Lynne Waddell '95, who is principal of the public 
schools at Albright, W.Va., says she hs ribei to the school 

papei ever ince wc began publishing the Record. There are several 
(> il, ( , v.lio have shown a similar interest and proof of their loyalty to 

Miriam Sampson Y> ( is teaching at the Edgewater Mine-,, 
Ala. The Social Science Department of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and 

el R.K. has established schools there for the children of the miners. 
There are thirty other eastern and northern college girls employed in 
e schools. 

I.iverne Burgan, College '13, writes of returning to the tfnh 
Illinois the second seme to 1 and of the pleasant reminiscences of | 

,$, I lolony there. Her address is 1002$ California Avenue, I'rhana, 
111. Dean McKec called at her home when passing through Kidge 
Farm on June 15. 

Alice Lichty '84 sends membership dues in the Alum 
from her home in Bowling Green, Fla. She writes thai isc- 

!pcr, music-teacher and club-woman, and finds life full and interesting, 
even in a small Florida town. In expressing her appreciation of the 
Record she says " Father and J devour it as S00U as it comes. 

Miss Winifred McClure '12, says in a recent letter "It is wi' 
feeling of writing home that I start a let:. | 1 Frances Shimer brie 
speaks of the little Frances Mwrner Colony at I 01 Illinois, 

including Marie Berlin *i2, Veta Thorpe Nebd, College u, and Laverne 
Burgan. College '13. Her school address is 808 Oregon Street, t nana, 
III. 

Martha White '14, of Silver City, X.M., writes: "I was awftgj 
sorry that I could not be in Mount Carroll through Commencement this 

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T II U V HAN C IS H SHIM K K K K C ^ 

r, but |f ubl< In oui i ounti . a I mi to pn fi • to i n with 

;.i. Mil gli m had h "i no troubli within i Ighi , ...,i< 

ilti n ii • ■ boon ""• i I '' , " It 

i i, t fol] ru v mi mbi - liavo boon addi d to thi Alumna 

1 1 .in,). iln< i till Ittflt I ••" ol the /'''- ""/ Mi l dim l)iin 
-,,,, Pttlttll A, II" I SSsllfl I orbotl. I "H'f" '■■.. Mounl I nrroll; | 
Drown ' ■ I, [oil* ». hi , Adallm Uloujch ■•/. Mounl I arroll; horl i • 
-, | ( ..m.i i J nt< «, Minn . Mlldn rl [ohm on '16, Mu i utlm , In ... 
i ui . lie »■ id - Burquiol '99, DuluU), ktlnti 

i .in , W..I.- 'i i wr\u i in. tudying wrlth Sibyl ! amml 

Mm i ». miikI (In ( lili nflo) i "i" II ln« u tin i lin i \h . ( i,,i (| , 

i.. m.iii.j homi III i pi u i foi girl Lud i Ins m profi Ion il In • Ithi i u| ii„ 

ii.... 11 1 . mu " . art, 01 thi drama tl I mi Iiij plrlflfl i n Ironmi \\\ i 

i ■ |. m>.m [Joyd 'i ,,,h fri qui nlh . i" 1 ' nol to\ long al a llmi f n >.. , , 

pi i " ft I hop i nail mi ■ ' m mj ol Liu old P.s.N 
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Helta Oak Domonl on Baturdaj . I N tobt i /. al I him, n. . , i<, |, ., 
Clarl i dmond 

i rn - Run an on I m (i i i pit mbi - i i, al Di Molm . I 
to Quj K« Phi v irvlll I-- "i I."..,,. ..i 1 1,.- Brown, Di folm 

I" i UolOflfl Bpobl W« tin. -- 1 • -. . |im< .;'., 1. 1 II. ,1.. ,i II. u , 

AJboti i hi •.■ v iii i" ..i homi al ioj Rlvi roido Drivt , I II hart, tad 

1 u< llli Orlmt i on It p ! - 1 io to I '•- II Do iwood Oil* 

'i i" \ -'ii i"- al homi •"• 1 1 ii tobt > -I 'ii -i 1 1 w. H i igth 8l . Now 1 

. : i mlly Morritl on Tui do . fcugu I i .. to I awronct Doll 
In tttofl i hi v ,v.n bo "i homo aflt i I ba i ai Morgan P 

Doroth; Wrlghl Flandoro on Sunday, funi i. to Di William 01 

I I )m i ..,11 I,. ,,i I,,,,,,. .,h. | il,.- in-.i ol Ol t" 1 ■ I 

, ( I.,. .. •■, 

Inlfred Bush ai Bi bonoi I idy, N )l »on1 hui 

io Pi n h <i I Bi In i bi . art il boms afti » ( »< i rikln 

i i bi ni i lady 

Ifrod Whin on Fhui day, func to, to Alfred I Mi - . 
Ion Pi ilrli Tboy vlll bi ai homo aftei lb« Hi I ol Vugutti 
U ■ .i . Belvidoro, Ul 

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,iii V K A N C K S S H 1 M K K K E CORD 

Rub B« Hugh ■ il Uju-tlandi w... on Thuwday 

gtptamboi r* '" i*''"' ■'• CotlilU ThoywIUto »l hom< ,.i Waterloo 11 

i t ,,|, rl( i >••". : '' '■' B'un .wi' k. 



Ml 

■"" , Mi i" i H ■ Durdli I (Zoo Bron on m n ir 

i ,i > iii al • "". i"" 1 "" I- . on Augu l • . u Rodiooad, Or< 

■ and Mi Roj Martin Wingm (y [< Donald, In tructoi In 
llomi I ' """""' " m i i nnouna Lb birth "f .> da ughtej .„, 



'i i„ folio* tag ub i rlpUon ■ hav< bo< n r«o Ivod to fi i [fa 

i , iirufti ■ A " *"•' w "i '" I'M i In i - bruary Mi I R 
m.mu.ii I - - I, 0&] I'm! , Mr. Rod/* v Wall (II 
i ihalltown, lowftj Ah. i- i.iii.i :. Bowling Oroon, I - 
i, | u. mm- i ii-.M. M...MM I bli ■>:•". Ml MliM i Ration, Oi 
. Bristol, Bavann \\ Ml Ki >>.. i 
;.,. . Do , Hartford, I onn . Mj Sarah I 

i opi I >. I ■" , HdcnOol* m m, Shannon . Mi G I B< nn< I '. I 

ii .i!.. 1 1 pi ii< ■., i r«oport| Dorolhj Wright, I olumbla, ' D . 

trudi Board, Phltadi Iph! Mi Rob< rl I - Ii lao ' 

v.'ii;, I Iman, Wb.| Mm D D Mi Donald (Rl i Leu 

on, Tt Ci I H i aapp I Mato i Rfc hard on . R Ij Mi 

i i i hnii, mm '.« haul, Mm. mi < mm. ii, Angle Hi p ■ 

■ ; - Bi nni 11, ' i." ago; Mi ■ Ruth H Di 

1 1. | Mi i ' In i 1 1 ii I 

Kobcrl n Adam , Ccnin [d Mi "■■■ ■ I Cooper I icli \ 

< olo . i Hi I m t I . ; m, Ml. 

I roll) Ruth i < , Pi Wayn«, Ind . Mj Minnie Poun B«u, I 

Totten, N D | fullfl I arglll, Ma on I II I tarl* I on lite, 

Ind | \ . >v, Arlington, I |> , I ><" h«j W 

tfelom Dyy eriox, Bi in, I >hlo; Wlnll ! ! 

i ii. folio iddltlonal Record iuIhm rlpl 

im. n i , ( hadv I ' ■ i if, u : : >lli§ 

ButU, Berlin, Wli . I uU 1 1 a - Mi i n 

* arroil; Marfc tfofor, ( bicagoj <- ; i I] B< nm It, 1 bom <>. (l 



T II E F RANCES SHIM E R RECO K o 

Melrose, Grayvillej Mrs. MaryDunshee, Mount Carroll; BMtfayCol 
McDonald, Kan.; Anna Weinlander, Mounl Carroll; Mary C. H, 
Eaton, Ohio; Helene Holloway, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Mrs. i 
Coburn Howell, Worland, Wyo.j Mary Baldwin, Lawrence, i 

Agnes Collins, North Bend, Neb.J Mrs. James M. Hindi. Ro 
Ohio; Edith W. Tims, Tama, Iowa; Effie Shaw, Mount Carroll 
Hazel Pooley, Scales Mound; Hazel Lcightv, (.urden Grove, ! 
Melanie Weill, Kansas City, Mo.; Julia Hickman, Benton; Annie 
Hurley, Mount Carroll; I. M. Heckler, Lincoln, Neb.J Julia Brittain- 
Saugatuck, Mich.; Adaliue Blough, Mount Carroll; Matilda Ven 
Chicago; Emma Cormany, Mount Carroll; May C. Colchour, Mount 
Carroll; Elda Piatt, Waterloo, Iowa; Doris Leach, Sauk Center, Minn. 

Mildred Johnson, Muscatine, Iowa; Kate R. Wiler, Mount Carrol] 
Mrs. Robert Moore, Mount Carroll; lone Moore, Mount Carroll 
Mrs. John Hay, Mount Carroll; Aubrey Mil ton, Florence, Ariz.; Ethel 
McDonald, Odell; Nellie Rice, Hanover; Mrs. W. E. Briggs, Minne- 
apolis, Minn.; Eleanor Brown, Faribault, Minn.; Cora A. Scott, 
Hawarden, Iowa. 



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FRED. J. RHODES 



MT. CARROLL, ILL 
Dealers in Coal, Lumber, Sash, Doors, Lime, Plaster, and other building materials. 

RHODES BROS. 



m . ,w w , - - -, — , 

Drain Tile. Your trade kindly solicited. 



'Pride 

We take pride in selling jewelry of 
quality. Our stock is always up to 
date. Special attention given to 
Watch, Clock, and Jewelry Repairing. 

Kodaks and Kodak Supplies 

E. L KNEALE. Leading Jeweler 

MT. CARROLL, ILLINOIS 



Geo. D. Campbell, Pres. 
S. J. Campuell, Vicc-Prcs. 



R. H. CAUPBEU.CuhW 
I. A. Petty, A*VtCi*fc*i 



Carroll County State Bank 

Capital. $50,000 Surplus. $35,000 

Thre« per cent interest paid on Savings Account! 
1 1 .00 opens an account 



R. B. RICE, M.D. 

Mt. Carroll, 111. 
Office Hour.: l-4«nd7-«P.M 



^ThARTMAN drug 
I' 11 ' STORE 

.plies your drug wants 



irroll, III 



SQUIRES HARDWARE COMPANY 

Headquarter* for 

'«« . Cooking Utensils 

Rack* .| ery 

Special attention given to school trade 



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Firtl ;j»B«nlt 

MT CARROLL. II 

51 '00 

iringi Accounts 



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mi. c 

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Banquet and Picnic Supplies 

lit** Specialty 

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A. J. MILES 

d Cement 
MT. CARROLL. ILL 



ing good to cat 
in the grocery line 

F A. EGGENBERGER, Ctoca 



Sword's Art Studio 

portr*; 
Special attention and price* to ftudenta 



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RROU- ILLINOIS 



Coverings 



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FOSTER & BLEAKLEY 

Grocer* 

, Beat Brand* of Flo and 



T he Home of Good Things to Eat 

W. H. WILDEY 

Dealt.-r in Groceries and Provisions 

BoAPUne, M: I ,rroll. (II. 



FAY F. CHRISTIAN 

FURNTIl. :• RTAKII 



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Frances Shinier School 

of the University of Chicago 
A Home School for Girls and Young Women 

Founded 1853 

This 

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number, solid!} 
and offer a: I by thai of ai 

tly for school p nl have ail mod« 

Hie location, 127 of Clii« 

The grouni 

d over half 1 ccntui Nine-hole 

ten: 
competent instructor School h 

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Chicago Office Mondays in Augutt at Fine ArU Building, 410 S. Michigan 

upon r$q 
REV. WM. P. McKEE, Dean Mt. Carroll, IllinoU